Re: Black hole question

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Mon Feb 14 2000 - 22:50:48 MST

"Robert J. Bradbury" wrote:
> On Sun, 13 Feb 2000, Jeff Davis wrote:
> >
> > Doesn't the indisputable fact of gavitational influence by the foremost
> > candidates for black holedom suggest that either they are not black holes,
> > or that the theory of black holes is flawed?
> >
> Nope, everything seems consistent.
> The only problem I've seen pointed out with black holes is that they
> violate a "conservation of information" principle. The basic problem
> is that once matter goes into the black hole, its impossible to get
> back any information that was contained in that matter. Now, I'm not
> sure how "strict" that principle is, unlike say "conservation of momentum",
> so it isn't clear (to me) whether that creates big problems or only
> little ones.

Ah, but according to theory, there is conservation of information, as
anything that falls into it retains an image on the event horizon due to
temporal distortion. A spaceship that fell in eons ago you can still see
as an image on the event horizon, because theoretically, its still

Mike Lorrey

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